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Nanny State - What Happens When the American Workers Quit Working? Will you Support the Free Loaders?

Updated on January 24, 2016

It's the Economy Stupid

When will the excuses stop
When will the excuses stop

The Situation at Hand

The number of Americans on Food Stamp Assistance is at record high levels. In 2011 the Government of the United States of America spent 75 Billion dollars on Food Stamps. As of January 2012 there were 44.7 million people receiving Food Stamps the equivalent of 1 out of every 7 Americans according to CNN. The welfare numbers have grown tremendously under Obama. He alone has raised the food stamp dole more than any other President in history. There are many other "Government Handout" programs supported by the American tax payers as well. How long can we sustain these programs?

Welfare History

During the Great Depression of the 1930's nearly 1 in 4 males of working age were unemployed and unable to find work. The Government did step in at that time and offer various types of assistance to the unemployed. The official establishment of the current American Welfare system began under President Franklin Roosevelt (D) and his "New Deal" in the mid 1930's. Under Roosevelt the poor American citizens were given hope in the form of Social Security and the Aid to Dependent Children Act (now known as Aid to Families with Dependent Children aka AFDC). Services to the poor continued to grow and evolve over the years.

In the 1980's both Republican and Democratic party members became weary of the Welfare system and began to discuss changes. The common theme was that welfare recipients were "trapped in the system" or "stuck in the cycle of poverty." Changes were needed and all sides agreed on this need.

In 1996 President Bill Clinton (D) - in response to the Republican push for the "Contract with America" - made some much needed changes to the behemoth welfare program. These changes were called the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. The Government gave large sums of money to the individual states to assist the poor with education and work training to help them become financially independent. In 1997 the AFDC was changed to the "Temporary Assistance to Needy Families" or TANF Act. Many in the Democratic assemblages were furious about these changes. Critics claim the act didn't do enough to relieve the system.

Government Spending of Tax Payers Dollars

AND it is only getting worse....
AND it is only getting worse....

Atlas Shrugged - Can it Happen?

You may be familiar with the novel "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. The title makes me think of Atlas holding the World on his shoulders and literally shrugging it off. That may not be what Rand was thinking but it is the picture that comes to my mind when I think of the hard working men and women holding up the welfare world around them. What if they all decided to shrug of their work? When does the tipping start? How long before we are at the day when we have more "takers" than "makers"? Will it happen because the Baby Boomers get too old to be the "makers" and have to depend on the very broken Social Security system that we have all paid in to? Maybe it will be because the middle and high income folks just get plain sick and tired of carrying those who do not want to work.

Young people, minorities, and women are said to be the biggest supporters of Obama right now. If I could get one thing across to them it would be this - we cannot sustain another Obama term. We cannot afford it. Young people will soon be the ones shouldering the burdens of more handouts. Minorities and women under Obama will be encouraged to take more handouts (see "The Life of Julia"). Obama wants more Government Programs to take care of you - What does that tell you about his thoughts on your ability to be independent and find your dream career on your own two feet? He doesn't think you are smart enough to do it. I know you can do it. I know you will need to do it at some point as there will not be enough of us around to carry you if you don't.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Thank you frogyfish I am thankful for your nice compliments and words of encouragement. We have to continue to stand up for what is right and responsible or we are doomed to be just as bad as the ignorant and uninformed.

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Greatly enjoyed your putting out the facts here...I could not continue reading the controversial and derogatory comments by a person here, so I will just extend a big THANK "YOU for being willing to state the FACTS. You are to be greatly complimented for your courage and responsibility!

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      Conservative Lady

      The first presidential debate is history. Polls taken in the media reported that Mitt Romney had been the winner because of his strong performance. In my humble opinion, it was the American people who truly are the winners. They had the opportunity to see both candidates in an open discussion , live and uncut as to what each candidate had to offer to the American people. The next debate will be the Vice President candidates debate on Oct. 11, 2012 followed by the 2nd presidential debate on Oct 16,2012..

      House passed 38 Jobs bills and have sent them to the Senate for LEGISLATION action .

      ,Obama or Reid telling the truth?

      http://www.majorityleader.gov/JobsTracker/

      Household income down 8.2 percent since Obama took office, study shows

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/26/househo...

      Americans lose 38% of their wealth under Obama

      Middle-class families took the biggest hit to their net worth during the crunch because much of their wealth was in their homes,

      http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/323577/3/US-famil...

      The President's Speech Distorts the Truth

      http://www.facebook.com/notes/paul-ryan/the-presid...

      Willard Mitt Romney

      https://giancarlolorenzo.hubpages.com/question/191...

      Paul Ryan VP nominee previews first presidential debate 10/3/12

      recent poll numbers and talks foreign policy and the economy

      http://video.foxnews.com/v/1869261696001/exclusive...

      The facts speak for themselves, just remember to vote on Nov. 6, 2012. The choices are simple, vote for poverty and taxes or vote for prosparity and a new begining.May God Bless America!

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      wba- We have to do all we can to protect the Constitution and everything it stands for. It is the only way our future generations will have a chance of living the American Dream we all strive for. You hit it outta the park with "political sugar daddies" how fitting!

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      wba108@yahoo.com 5 years ago from upstate, NY

      The "nanny state" is the opposite of the founders vision of a "self- governing" nation by the poeple! Our Constitution will not support a "nanny state", something has got to give! You're right about the need to imform the next generation about the peril they face if they continue to elect political sugar daddies to high office!

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Pollyannalana- you are right we just need to keep spreading the facts and hope enough voters learn the truth and vote with their heads. We need a new President before we are too far in the hole.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      brittvan22

      Character does have a meaning for the office of the Presidency.

      THE SHARED AGENDAS OF BARACK OBAMA

      http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_31606

      A $2 million George Soros donation to the Obama Presidential campaign?

      The Obama's don't want this video to be seen in 2012

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_2s4tob5U8&fea...

      Untold story

      The mainstream media will not report!

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      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      Dependency puts government in control, surely no one wants that. You have some great info here. All we can do is try our best to get people to see. Poverty is at an all time low and food stamps is no answer. To Brit22 what we need to do is just hold Obama to his own word, period.

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      teamrn 5 years ago from Chicago

      To Brittvan re: your comments to Conservative Lady @ 18 hours ago, Her husband and she sacrificed and made something, they persevered. Your comment that they did accept help (student loans?) are mean-spirited. Accepting student loans is a necessity in most collegiate endeavors, and not all loans are government-sponsored.

      It is my belief and I believe that most economists would back up this thought, that the deterioration of the economy is not one man's fault. It is a compilation of trends and policies put in place over the last 50 -80years. No, we cannot expect one man to solve all those years of poor decisions, but when he is elected to change, we can expect him to make some strides. We also have every right to hold him accountable for the failed policies, just like the left burned in Dubya in effigy for his failed policies.

      We elect HIM to do a job for US and he let the US down, not once, not twice, but mega-times.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      brittvan22

      I'm curious as to where you have received your information because most of what you state is not related to the actual facts. Other than that,I can enjoy the debate.

      Have a great day and enjoy life.

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      Marisaupa 5 years ago

      My esteemed Brittvan22, you definitely display passion. Yet, and I mean this not as an insult, you lack eloquence. This makes it difficult to understand the nature or purpose of your attacks. You seem to favor utilizing the word "generalizations" when you bring forth your argument. Yet, you yourself offer no analytical detail and can be accused of generalizing yourself.

      In my comments, in the third paragraph to be precise, I specifically mention the virtues and proper mechanisms for communal assistance. As far as claiming that my arguments are baseless and that I should research the current economic conditions, allow me to inform you that I am a currency analyst. I am in a position to analyze to a finer degree the causes and backdrops that led to the economic crisis which we have experienced than most other people. I assure you, your take on how that came about is spoken from a purely layman's view and gushes with generalizations.

      You also seem to be extremely abrasive to any notion of individualism. This is your right and you may live your life in such a way if you so choose. Your view that interacting with others, receiving either moral or substantive support from those close to you and that believe in you somehow negates the individual effort behind it is quite sad.

      It does not take a village to accomplish your goals, one achieves ones goals by leveraging one skills, wits and dedication within a village. This is what empowers others in the village to broaden their own horizons and achieve success individually themselves. Your take on communal action would mean that the successful must somehow be leeched and punished for their success and that the unsuccessful are somehow deserving of empty redistribution.

      Sorry if I am coming off abrasive, but attacks which offer no fundamental means of persuasion aside from meandering dialogue and the overuse of key words and phrases come off more as demagoguery than open discourse.

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      jdmanista 5 years ago from Ladera Ranch, CA

      So, it sounds like you are of the liberal belief that those on unemployment should be able to stay there as long as they want. Do you also believe that 99 weeks of unemployment coverage is not long enough? Should we continue to give food stamps and unemployment insurance to more and more of those that have given up on finding work? You are not defenseless if you run out of unemployment insurance benefits, you have taken up the maximum amount of time that we believe you should need to find some sort of work and are now being removed from the tax payers dime. We currently have not only almost 15% true unemployment but the highest percentage of those not participating in the work force since the early 80s.

      I also believe that you are reading way too much into the statement about Obama being a member of the Senate. I could be wrong but it seems to me that Jon was trying to say that he has been a member of the party that over the last six years has taken this country in the opposite direction. In fact, you could probable say that he had very little to do with "controlling the Senate" based on his very poor voting record.

      This has turned out to be the longest, most drawn out recession that this country has seen outside of the Great Depression. Obama may not have started the problem but his policies have not given any signs of growth to the economy and consumer sentiment shows that no one sees any improvement in the near future.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      The 4.6 unemployment rate you speak of was not because jobs popped out of thin air, people were kicked off of unemployment and left defenseless. Now we are blaming that on Senator Obama, wow he is Superman in your eyes, right. Your facts are very faulty. I guess he was controlling the Senate, right? Wrong, check the constitution on that one. You are equating systematic problems and issues you are having with an individual which sounds as naive as the statement about Bush's first six years. ;)

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      brittvan22

      ''You are pretending like the garbage economy he inherited took Bush how long to create 2 terms ''

      THE BUSH FIRST 6 YEARS with a majority Republican controlled Congress, unemployment was 4.6%, it took only 1.5 years of a Democrat majority controlled Congress to put the economy in a recession. Note that the President was a member of the Senate at that time.

      THE DEMOCRAT SPIN, somehow one must try to get the facts RIGHT.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      My husband worked to pay for his half of the life we created together. He did not put in the extra hours in school and studying - I did. But the point is we did it as a family and did not expect the Government to take care of things for us. We did not expect other tax payers to help us with our burdens of every day life, I agree that we need Government services for those who cannot , due to a true disability, take care of themselves, but if you are able bodied then you should work and make things happen for yourself and the family you create. America cannot afford to take care of everybody because people are too lazy or disinterested in taking care of themselves. Plain and simple. You know nothing about who I am other than what I have shared here. I have been Volunteer of the year, I have raised my children and adopted another, and I work and support my own. Go preach to someone who neeeds or wants to be preached too, maybe a single mom who is on welfare and doesn't know how to get off of that perpetual poverty rollercoaster our Government has created.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      OMG, Wait a minute..... You had help!? What?? I would never have guess You of all people would accept government hand-outs, what is this world coming to? And your husband doesn't count in your scenario of pulling yourself up by your boot strings, now does he. I knew you had help, you just negate and minimize the roles others have played in your success story, because it draws you away from this individual society's expected norms. Whether you admit it out loud, as you said its none of my business, why is it a secret, you should be proud to have a man that stood by you as you bettered yourself, nothing wrong with that. You sound ashamed and you shouldn't be. Too bad there are women and mothers that aren't so fortunate. Truth be told I thought just as you did, I have a great childhood and didn't want for anything, both of my parents were college educated and it was expected of me to do the same. I took those same views into life work hard and you can do it, but when I entered my Master's degree program and began my chaplaincy work, I was alarmed at the desparity up close and personal. I heard the struggle, I did the research, I heard the stories I saw the disparity from a professional/clinical/chaplain standpoint and I was changed. I hope someday you realize people that make up this society are not human commodities or machines, they are human beings and they have struggles when you generalize a group of peole you do more harm than good. You are not a part of solving anything, you will become another layer to the issue.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Idiotic not in the least. You are pretending like the garbage economy he inherited took Bush how long to create 2 terms to think 1 term it would be resolved is naive of you if you did. Economist have said the economy is steadily growing, maybe not at the rate you want. This society seems to want everything instantly the mess was made over 2 terms and will definitely take that if not more to correct it. Nothing disingenuous about it or idiotic. Your myopic views are echoed by those who say they consider the supposed hard fact, but do not exam back far enough to get the full picture. You are going off half cocked, I'm sure this is not the first time you have heard this. Also, who pray tell is"the man" I certainly hope you have more respect/patriotism or whatever than to refer to the commander in chief as President and not the man, Sir?

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Thank you Jon for presenting the facts and data to show the real Obamination we are dealing with. I appreciate it greatly.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Not that it is your business but I was married to a man who worked full time but made little money. We lived very frugally and worked opposite of each other so that our children were always with a parent. We did what we had to do to get out of poverty. I took out student loans and I will have them finally paid off next year.

      Obama has not kept his promises and even with the Dems having complete control when he took over - he still failed to make America economically stable. He has also caused such a great divide between those living off the dole and those who work for a living. Class warfare is a plus in the Obama column but not much else.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      brittvan22

      ''President Obama has done a hell of a job considering the hand he was dealt '' THE FACTS ARE

      The Democrats took control of Congress in Jan. 2007 ( 2/3s control of the government). Today after 6 years the Democrats still control 2/3s of the government.

      From Jan. 2009 to July 2010, the Democrats under the leadership of Obama, Reid and Pelosi had 100% control of our government with a super majority in Congress..

      To say he/they inherited a mess is idiotic and disengenuos. Propaganda still is alive in the liberal world.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      It could, but I'm not the one generalizing a group of people, which you were apparently in the number with at one point. How was it you were able to afford children, working four hours a day 20 hrs a week presumbly. If you were in nursing school were you trying to become a registered nurse. I guess your bills were paid with those wages, not hardly. Where you married, because if you were that was someone else? If you were not married, did the government, church, or school help? It did take a village you are just to selfish or hard-headed to admit it. I don't know what horrible or not hand you were dealt, but you sound very bitter. You can not judge a group of people based off of what your generalizations. Do I really sound drunk to you, which I do not appreciate you saying one bit, even if you are a Ridiculous Republican. You resent "Obama" show some respect, President Obama has done a hell of a job considering the hand he was dealt and you of all people given your story should appreciate that. Before you criticize President Obama and the poor you should look at the stats and then ask around. I'm positive you won't because you are obviously comfortable in your rose colored glasses. The mindset that you praise only leds people into a false sense of self and because people need human interaction, if its not too late, they snap (thought they didn't need anyone) and come to health care professional for psychiatric treatment, but thats what you want its it. Why, Because you are all for this capitalist society. People to you are nothing but commodities are they and you would love to make a buck off of their sickness, etc. I think you call it prowess or justifiable homicide, someone has to die for your cause, right! In the name of patriotism, individualism, capitalism. LOL. Your story is more sad than I thought you want to fight the poor poor person instead the capitalism. You probably think we live in a democracy too, sorry to bust your bubble its a republic. So, your miniscal government plans make no sense. My oh my, thats not kool-aid no, thats what Republicans drink, we like Sweet Tea as Democrats. Good day!

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      brittvan22

      ''. Obama did not ruin the economy did you not forget the mess he inherited.'' The facts tell a different story. Today,2/30/12,Senator Reid has 30 jobs bills in the Senate that he refuses our elected officials to debate,amend or pass/reject.

      2/24/09, Obama talks to a joint session of Congress,President Barack Obama – [ F ] Address to Joint Session of Congress

      How soon we forget, the promises and the lies.

      http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks...

      When will the people realize that '' The Man '' failed.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      brittvan22 - you end your comment with "who are you to measure, define, and determine anyone's success, but your own" - the very same could be asked of you. I pulled myself out of Poverty by getting up at 4:30 am to study for Nursing school, get my 3 children off to school, get myself to class, then to work for 4 hours, then home to my children to cook dinner and help them with their homeowrk and baths. Off to bed to do it all over again the next day. Nobody helped me work to get where I am - it does not take a village - it takes determination and hard work and if you don't put in the time and work you don't get ahead in life unless you were born into prosperity. If you have folks around to help you up then that is a bonus but it should not be the "expected." You sound like you are drunk on the Obama kool aid my friend.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Your views are baseless and you should go back asap and do the actual research currently the economy mirrors the economy during the great depression, from the homeless vets, to the rise in social programs, etc. In your quest for individualism you negate community, the village, the family, the brotherhood/sisterhood that should exist between persons regardless of their difference in social economics, race, gender, religion, creed, etc. What is the welfare mentality, dare I ask? Also, define this individual success you describe, I argue that it was a communal effort, you didn't pull yourself up by your boot straps, no matter what you tell yourself. Someone helped you whether it was a friend, your parents, your scholarship, your employer, your networking, it was a communal effort. Prowess is only evil when the intent behind it causes devisation, etc. Generalizing misfortune and hardship is pathetic, it came from a risk, not hardly. What type of risk since everyone is the same, right? You know what, I will say this your supposed help is only successful for a machine, but since none of us are it won't work. You can not measure the masses with your generalizations that is your main issue. Also have you forgotten the 50s and 60s or was that more dependence in your sight, lol. Lastly, who are you to measure, define, and determine anyone's success, but your own.

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      Marisaupa 5 years ago

      The welfare system, and by consequence the welfare mentality, has become so entrenched in your country that each generation since 1933 has grown more dependent on it and view it as a fundamental entitlement. This sadly has eroded the very precepts which had made individual progress and success such a virtuous pursuit.

      Most liberals view individual prowess as something inherently evil, something narcissistic, something which feeds off the lowly. They fail to properly appreciate what rugged American individualism actually means, and more importantly what it provided. American individualism was, and hopefully will be again, the single best method to leverage the greatness of a nation. A successful person does not only yield benefits for him or herself; the benefit in terms of employment, diffusion of knowledge, etc is wide spread. It is the single best path for raising those that were lowly to positions from which they themselves can then flourish.

      Misfortune and hardship can never be fully avoided. It is a consequence of taking risk. Yes, hard working people at times may fall in a situation of need. In a culture that espouses the triumphs of individual effort and risk, such people would not go unheeded. Some of the most charitable and caring people, in spite of popular culture misconception, are those that have been the most successful, those that have pulled themselves up by the boot straps. Who knows better the struggle and sacrifices that one makes than one for whom the road to success likely presented the same hardships? Be they in the form of private charities, programs run by a local community, endowments, etc, Americans would never leave a truly deserving person to wallow in the abyss.

      Likewise, when help is received in such a way, those receiving it are more inclined to use it for as short a time as possible and not become dependent upon it as a lifestyle. If somebody trips, you help them up. You don't carry them on your back, spoon feed them and then tuck them in at night.

      Government run, government mandated programs, however, do allow people to wallow in the abyss; to remain entrenched in misery. Want and despair becomes institutionalized due to their bloated size, their poor management and due to the fact that the system also becomes politicized. It is in the interest of government to keep as many people dependent upon them in order for them to advance their agenda. Their is no mandate to elevate people out of the abyss. Quite the contrary, the mandate seems to make them as comfortable as possible while staying in the bleakness of their present condition. Government run welfare seeks to promote meekness, not greatness.

      Not only is the price for such advancement of meekness high in human terms, but it is also so in monetary terms. By definition it is unsustainable. View Europe today for a practical example.

      Your welfare system must seize to exist in its present form. The virtues of individualism must once again be embraced and the people empowered to act as individuals. Human energy must be used to achieve success, not to moan and grope for what they perceive to be entitled to without effort.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Am I in the twilight zone, I certainly hope not. You are very opinionated for someone that basises the summation of their article on generalizations. How dare you assume that those who are poor just don't want to work? Is there not a job desparity? Since when did government aid become equivalent to the government thinks you can't do any better or are in capable? I am deeply disappointed by your unconcern for those who are less fortunate. I would urge you come out of the clouds of your Reagonomics and check out the truth. Do we a favor when you see someone pan handling, muster up the courage, if you can to tell them what you think? Better yet, ask them if they just don't want to work sense you assume so. Obama did not ruin the economy did you not forget the mess he inherited. I have first hand been chaplain in health care clinic, churches, etc. I have heard the stories, I have seen the stats, I have done the research. You and your generalizations are the reasons veterans are homeless and without adequate care. That old saying, "Pull yourself up by your boot strings", echoes an selfish narcassistic american individualistic society. I do not mind helping others, who fall through the cracks, because if you haven't noticed the safety net has holes. Honestly, I am so taken a back by a woman with such uncaring views, I will digress, shame on you, saying they don't work because they don't want to. I hope you find liberation and enlightment on your quest!

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      teamrn 5 years ago from Chicago

      I'll stop by; check out my blog at http:lupus chronicles.com and I'm working on a few websites. Will keep you posted! Annie

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      teamrn - you are so right my friend - I too love McCain but he has done his duty and more - we need term limits for all not just those we wish would leave. I also beleive that our Military deserve and should receive so much more - why not them instead of the illegal aliens flooding our country. Thank you so much for stopping by ;-)

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      teamrn 5 years ago from Chicago

      If we can put things in order of what needs to happen, term limos need to happen. But they won't happen with the current bunch of career politicians in office, so I say, unless they're exemplary and have only been there a few years, THEY MUST GO. It must be seen by all that the people mean business and that Washington isn't a place for a career. John McCain, I love you, but run along home to AZ and your wife. You've done a wonderful service to t his country.

      THen once we've gotten rid of the career pols, we can get down to the dirty work of revising the health care system, jobs, the economy, the military, revising the tax code. Dear George and John and Thomas wanted nothing with serving ad-infinatum. Maybe we could start by changing the tennis that Congress gets after they leave office, even if only for a term, they're set for life. They serve, that's right. BUT OUR MILITARY SERVES MORE AND THEY DON'T RECEIVED NEAR THE BENNIES THAT CONGRESS DOES.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      jd - I agree with you completely - I guess the responsible (you, me, Jon, and Frog) grown ups will have to keep preaching to these youngsters to help them understand where this country is headed. Obama is giving the entire country away just to make his odds of re election better.

      Hey Frog - glad you stopped by - I hope we can make those changes soon as I am feeling pretty "blued" already ;-)

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      jdmanista 5 years ago from Ladera Ranch, CA

      Absolutely, how did we go from someone like George Washington who had no intention of being in office and Representatives who put in their four years and then went back to their farms to career politicians and families that have held the same seat for seven or eight decades. I think that we need to clean house and enact term limits on everyone.

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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      What needs to happen is to clean out the blood sucking, career politicians who thrive on making people dependent on the government. If we don't we're screwed, blued and fit to be tattooed.

      The Frog

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      jdmanista 5 years ago from Ladera Ranch, CA

      Unfortunately, young people and minorities agree with Obama because they feel that they deserve government assistance. Obviously there are many out there that don't fit this mold but the reason why so many of these groups lean left is because they feel that the government is created to take care of them and ensure that they have no needs. It is going to be very difficult to break them of these views but it is the only way that we are going to be able to make big changes. Obama and the left are well aware of this, however, and are going to do whatever they can to dig in deeper. That is why Obama is so focused on Immigration Reform and Healthcare, they know that it will give them millions of voters for generations to come.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Hopefully we will have enough voter support to make that happen Jon. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa

      Conservative Lady

      WHAT HAPPENS!

      I't's time to get new leadership and clean up Congress of those who don't work for the people's interests and needs.